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Tune ID#1670 (Reverend Brother's Jig)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Reverend Brother's Jig about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording TP 2 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Double jig32AABBA Dorian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Reverend Brother's Jig, The / Port an Bhráthar / Port an Bhrathar / Port an Bhrathair / Port an Bhrather / The Reverend Brothers Jig / The Monk's Jig / Sonny Brogan's #1 / Sonny Brogan's Fancy / Ansacht Sonny Brogan / Sonny Brogan's / Sonny Brogin's / Did You See My Man Looking for Me? / Lough Gowna (1st in set Sonny Brogans Jigs on Oisn 3; 2nd in set The Humours of Clonmult on StWing 9) (also in B)
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Here are all recordings of this tune considering only the indexed recordings. I have discovered by careful listening that these sources are in fact musically the same tune, regardless of the tune titles they use, key changes, retuning, etc.

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Year
Recorded
Track
#Tune?
[Album code] Artist. Title (Link to Album Info page). Performers (instruments).
~197213#1
[TMacMn 1] Tony MacMahon. Tony MacMahon. Tony MacMahon (accordion).
~19764#2
[TP 2] Tommy Peoples and Paul Brady. The High Part of the Road. Tommy Peoples (fiddle), Paul Brady (guitar).
~19798#1
[KB Pr] Kevin Burke, Mícheál Ó Domhnaill. Promenade. Kevin Burke (fiddle), Mícheál Ó Domhnaill (vocals, guitar, piano).
~19792#2
[MOC 1] Martin O'Connor. The Connachtman's Rambles. Martin O'Connor (accordion).
~19801.5#1
[Oisn 3] Oisín. Over the Moor to Maggie. Gerry Phelan (flute, whistle), Geraldine McGowan (vocals, bodhrán, recorder), Seamus McGowan (guitar, vocals), Brein MacDonagh [sic for:] Brian McDonagh (mandola, guitar, mandolin, bouzouki), Tom MacDonagh [sic for:] Tom McDonagh (bouzouki, guitar), Mick Davis (fiddle). For this tune: 1st 2 times Mick (fiddle).
19926#2
[StWing 9] Stockton's Wing. The Crooked Rose. Mike Hanrahan (vocals, guitar), Maurice Lennon (fiddle), Paul Roche (flute, whistle), Davey McNevin (banjo, mandolin), Peter Keenan (piano, keyboards).
20011#3
[JBC] Johnny B. Connolly. Bridgetown. Johnny B. Connolly (accordion). For this tune: with Kevin (fiddle).
20082#4
[RedW] The Red Wellies. The Red Wellies. Claudine "Beanie" Odell (fiddle), Duncan Wickel (fiddle, pipes), Vincent Fogarty (bouzouki).
20095#3
[Hmmrs] The Hammers. From Distant Shores. Paul Hammer (mandolin, banjo), Susan Hammer (whistle, concertina). For this tune: (mandolin), (banjo).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
High Part of the Road
TP 2
Behind the Haystack
MOC 1
Humours of Clonmult
StWing 9
Eddie Kelly's
JBC
Spotted Dog
RedW
Bímís ag Ól
Hmmrs
Played beforeOn Albums
Old John's Jig
TMacMn 1, Oisn 3
Castle Jig
KB Pr
Congress Reel
StWing 9

Bibliography

Here are all transcriptions of this tune considering only the indexed books, listed in chronological order. I have discovered by careful comparison that these are musical matches to this tune as played on the recordings listed above.

Listing of published transcriptions of this tune.
As tune #21 in [CRE 1] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 1. [available]
As jig #123 in [HN] Henrik Norbeck. Henrik Norbeck's Abc Tunes. [available]
As jig #44 in [HN] Henrik Norbeck. Henrik Norbeck's Abc Tunes. [available]
As jig #109 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #168 in [Raff] Lesl Harker. 300 Tunes from Mike Rafferty. [available]

If you are considering using the above transcriptions to help you learn this tune, I invite you to check these practical Tips for Learning Irish Traditional Music. See also: So why do you bother indexing books and abc?

Year of the oldest source for this tune, considering the recordings and transcriptions listed above (note that I concentrate on sources after 1900): 1963